Interior designers extend a warm welcome to the comfort trend
Here’s how to make your home the ultimate cozy haven
Are you spending more time inside these days? Join the club.
By now, we’ve all had a taste of remote work and there’s no going back. Beyond eating and sleeping, the home has become synonymous with working, studying, entertaining, and so much more. Not to mention, the chilly winter season is upon us.
There’s no place like home
It doesn’t matter if you’re pent up by choice or out of necessity. Environment is everything. People who cared very little about home décor just a few years ago are now embarking on massive interior makeovers to accommodate their stay-at-home lifestyles.
Here at Everest, we’ve been tracking the evolution of home design throughout the pandemic. And what’s coming next has us smiling from ear to ear. 
According to interior design blog The Nordroom, “Comfort is the most important ‘interior design trend’ at the moment. [It’s] what we’re all longing for.”
Trends are moving further away from the aesthetic designs we see meticulously curated by Restoration Hardware, Crate & Barrel, and Pottery Barn. The kinds that look amazing but aren’t really comfortable or functional for the modern family.

Instead, people are throwing in the towel—literally—in their pursuit of comfort decorating. To achieve a perfectly cozy ambiance, fabrics are key. Experts say colors, patterns, and layering techniques all come together to create the ultimate cozy vibe.
So, you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside yet? Read on for five easy steps to creating the most relaxing indoor ambiance.

5 Décor Trends for a Comfortable Home
Trend #1
Comfort tones with pops of color
Stark whites are too sterile. Reds are too rustic. For the perfect familial feel, experts say earthy neutrals, pretty pastels, and warm shades of gray make a space perfectly homey.
Still, you have to be careful when going the neutral route. A room with too much of the same shade can comes across as cold, stark, and unfeeling. Combat this effect by introducing a subtle pop of color in your fabrics, throw pillows, or wall paint.
“Soft pinks and natural blue tones make you want to stay at home,” says The Nordroom.
Trend #2
Crazy cozy couches
When it comes to seating, focus on three things: size, softness, and color. There’s no better way to make a room more inviting than to build the space around a pair of oversized chairs, a wraparound couch, or snuggly futon. Fabrics like suede and microfiber help infuse luxurious softness, while unconventional colors draw you in like a warm hug.
“Big comfy sofas in comfortable fabrics (velvet is still a big design trend) are something that we’ll see a lot in the future, and this new seating is often in bright colors like pink, mustard yellow, or green.”
Trend #3
Mix and match
Don’t you hate when things are too matchy-matchy? Parallel lines, perfectly paired colors, and obsessively chopped pillows read neurotic. Not nice.
Create a more cheerful and welcoming atmosphere by breaking the typical designer décor rules. It’s less about the look and more about you—the things you love, furniture that feels good, and art that means something. The Nordroom says, “We want a home that’s personal, cozy and warm and that often means you combine all the items you’ve collected over the years.”
Trend #4
Naturally green
Throughout the pandemic, people found solace in nature. Natural interior design trends continue to flourish as decorators advise: “Green home décor is everywhere right now and not without a reason. Green is a very soothing color. You’ll add color to your home but in a very subtle way.”
The color green signals a return to mother earth but also the fuzzy feels of cottagecore and other trending styles of the moment.
Trend #5
Textured textiles
On furniture, walls, floors, and windows—let textures and fabrics flow freely! There is nothing more comforting than the feel of lush cotton, silk, wool, and similar fabrics. Layer as many textures as possible to convey warmth and hospitality in every area of your home including surfaces you don’t typically touch.
“No more plain walls,” advises The Nordroom. “From plaster walls to large rugs on the wall to adding texture in different ways—it adds a lot of warmth and depth to your home.”
Everest says: more cozy, less curated